17 days in San Jose, Paris & Bali Itinerary

17 days in San Jose, Paris & Bali Itinerary

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17 days in San Jose, Paris & Bali Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  15​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
3
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
San Jose, United States

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Visit Point Lobos and Shark Fin Cove for some beach relaxation. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Carmel (Carmel River State Beach & Caraccioli Cellars), Pebble Beach Golf Links (in Pebble Beach) and Bixby Bridge (in Big Sur). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the San Jose route builder site .

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore hidden gems such as Chartres Cathedral and Vieux Bassin. Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Reims), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris online itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Jose to Paris in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Jose in October, with highs in Paris at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Honfleur, Wine Tours & Tastings, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Escape the urban bustle at Nusa Dua Beach and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pandawa Beach and Devil's Tears. Step out of Kuta to go to Tulamben and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, examine the collection at Bali Trick Art, and appreciate the history behind Ground Zero Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Kuta takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Kuta reach 88°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bali Trick Art, Nusa Dua Beach, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Scuba & Snorkeling, Devil's Tears
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Nusa Dua Beach ©
Nusa Dua Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach

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